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    Super Girl, China’s version of Pop Idol, is to be dropped from television schedules in spite of attracting 400 million viewers at its peak, following government pressure on a program that some officials saw as subversive because the audience voting too closely represented Western-style democracy. The FT reports.

  • Solar News: Solyndra & First Solar

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest details on communication between White House officials over Solyndra. Also, weighing in on a bold sell for First Solar today that sent the stock lower, with Gordon Johnson, Axiom Capital analyst.

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    Don't count Donald Trump out yet: The firebrand businessman says he is still contemplating a run for president if the current horserace doesn't turn out to his liking.

  • Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    By closing or nationalizing dozens of the producers of rare earth metals, which are used in energy-efficient bulbs, China is crimping the global supply. The New York Times reports.

  • The “Mad Money” host explains why it has more to do with politics than economics.

  • Lagarde Speaks Out

    Greece will remain in the Eurozone, says the IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo spoke with the organization's managing director, who is not backing away from her comments that the Eurozone banks will need to raise capital.

  • Bill Ackman: Betting on Hong Kong

    William A. Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management shares his strategy behind investing in Hong Kong and why he sees a 100 times return on investment. He explains there is less risk in owning the Hong Kong dollar vs the U.S. dollar.

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    Tidjane Thiam, chief executive of British insurer Prudential, has denied reports that he is in China to talk with potential buyers of the business.

  • No Prudential Deal: CEO

    Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam denied rumors that rising share prices were due to an upcoming merger or acquisition, in this interview with CNBC.

  • James S. Chanos

    The Chinese economy can well absorb the rapid growth in its housing industry, according to one investor who disagrees with widely followed hedge fund manager Jim Chanos' position that a bubble is forming there.

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    Bill Ackman's idea that the Hong Kong dollar will appreciate by as much as 30 percent against the US dollar got a strong reaction at the Delivering Alpha conference and on Twitter this afternoon.

  • Delivering Alpha: China, Bubble or Bonanza?

    China has been driving the global recovery, but what happens when the country closes the ATM, with Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates president and founder; Daniel J. Arbess, Perella Weinberg Partners; and moderator, CNBC's Melissa Lee.

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    While there are reasons to be bullish now on emerging markets, future opportunities turn to non-BRIC countries.

  • Delivering Alpha: Emerging Markets

    As opportunities in the U.S. appear to dim, opportunities in emerging markets gain momentum. Is a bubble in emerging markets inevitable? This panel is moderated by Tom Buerkle, Institutional Investor, and includes Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital founder; Scott Kalb, Korea Investment Corporation CIO; and Martin J. Whitman, Third Avenue Management LLC, chairman and portfolio manager.

  • Delivering Alpha - presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor

    Geithner's performance arguably far and away was his best in quite some time, with him sounding more substantive than political and because he spoke as if he was intent on inspiring confidence in the financial markets, something the markets need in a Treasury Secretary.

  • China: Bubble or Bonanza?

    Weighing in on whether there is an actual bubble in China or an over-heated market, with James Chanos, Kynikos Associates president/founder, who adds there is a lot of fraud happening in the country.

  • Out of Work

    As consternation about the euro zone debt crisis and slowing growth in the US increases, political leaders should focus on job creation, business leaders at the conference dubbed the "summer Davos" told CNBC.

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    As Europe's debt crisis worsens further, one analyst says China may be their only savior.

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    Although the turmoil in Greece, France, Germany and the rest of the euro monetary bloc will steal attention in the days ahead, investors should avoid being distracted from other events taking place elsewhere around the globe, according to a report from TheStreet.

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    Reports that the Italian government has held talks with the Chinese sovereign wealth fund about investing in its debt-laden economy spurred a stock market rally and a boost to the euro Monday.